April 10, 2021
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Condo Smarts: Airbnb Rentals And Tenants Not The Same In Condo Law

  Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA Strata corporations are permitted to prohibit short-term rental accommodations, unless they are subject to a zoning covenant that […]
March 13, 2021
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Condo Smarts: Request A Copy Of Strata Insurance Summary Before Buying A Unit

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA In the summer sitting of the legislature, Bill 14 included several new obligations for strata corporations under the Strata […]
March 6, 2021
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Condo Smarts: Restricted Proxy Meeting Deemed Invalid

Written By:  Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA An AGM that didn’t allow owners to take part found to be null. Dear Tony: Our strata manager has […]
February 27, 2021
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Condo Smarts: Who Maintains and Repairs ‘Limited’ Common Property?

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA ‘We are looking for clarification on who is financially responsible for issues that occur in the crawlspaces — the […]
February 20, 2021
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Condo Smarts: There Are Two Ways Pets May Be Exempt Or Accommodated

Written By:  Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA The Guide Dog and Service Dog Act of B.C. is the first option and the second is accommodation under […]
January 30, 2021
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Condo Smarts: Strata Insurance Covers Only Original Finishing — Not Improvements

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA ‘Could you please explain exactly how strata corporation insurance works for sectioned strata corporations?’ Dear Tony: I run a […]
January 23, 2021
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Condo Smarts: Strata Must Accommodate Owner With Accessibility Issues

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA ‘We have an owner who moved into our building five years ago, knowing there are five stairs at our […]
December 19, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Calculating Votes At General Meetings

Written by: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA It’s not possible to determine outcome of vote by counting only those opposed Dear Tony: Our strata corporation held […]
December 12, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Proposed Budget Can Be Amended By Simple Majority Vote

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA The additional cost of the insurance can be allocated, and this will result in increased fees. Dear Tony: Our […]
December 5, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Any Relief In Sight For Insurance Renewals?

‘Our strata corporation is being faced with a re-piping issue and wonder to what extent we should leave the replacement of the individual unit piping up […]
November 28, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Outline Risks, Protocols Before Reopening Strata Facilities

Safely managing the use of common facilities and areas requires a collective investment by the community, close monitoring to ensure the protocols are observed and a […]
October 10, 2020
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Condo Smarts: How Much Is Enough For Strata’s Contingency Fund?

The key to planning is to ensure the years ahead will be appropriately funded to reflect the projected renewals in your depreciation report, and you approve […]

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